Office of the General Counsel


Open quotesWelcome to the Office of the General Counsel at Teachers College. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at Teachers College supports the mission of the College by providing legal advice and counsel, serving as the College’s legal representative in litigation, administrative matters, and transactions, and retaining and overseeing outside counsel engaged on behalf of the University.Close quotes

Mission Statement

The Teachers College Office of General Counsel (OGC) is a dedicated team committed to the advancement of the College and its constituencies. We want to be the first call when members of the TC community would like to develop creative and effective solutions in response to local or global challenges. OGC also acts as a partner to legally support innovative efforts that enhance the quality of education and research offered at TC.  

Our passion is service; our standard is excellence; and our mission is to provide efficient legal service to the College across three broad categories:

  • Counseling/Advice
  • Preventive Law/Compliance
  • Informal/Formal Dispute Resolution

The OGC advises the Board of Trustees, the President, academic and administrative officers, faculty and staff in connection with their work on behalf of the College.  The OGC is responsible for managing all legal issues affecting the College including, but not limited to, governance, contracts, compliance, student affairs, research, labor and employment law. The OGC is also committed to recommending and implementing appropriate policies, practices and procedures, which will “enable TC to grow and thrive as an institution into the future.”

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